Madison (WKOW) -- from Dane Co. Humane Society: 30 feral/free-roaming cats are scheduled to be spayed or neutered on Thursday, October 30, at Dane County Humane Society (DCHS).
The surgeries will be performed in our training room through Shelter Outreach Services (SOS), our mobile spay/neuter program.
These surgeries can be completed and not interfere with the many other spay and neuter surgeries that happen daily for our own adoptable animals.
Due to extreme weather, DCHS stops offering feral cat surgeries from December 1 through March 1.
During that time, the temperatures become too extreme to safely return animals outside after having surgery.
Through our Maddie's Project, DCHS offers FREE spay/neuter services to feral/free-roaming cats for caretakers residing in Dane County.
Services for out of county cats are also available, but there is a fee involved.
Maddie's Project also offers free surgery to any companion cats in Dane County if their owner meets income eligibility requirements.
If the cat's owner isn't eligible, DCHS continues to offer extremely low cost spay/neuter services to those with a financial need but don't qualify under the Maddie's guidelines.
Cat overpopulation is an important and urgent issue.
Dane County Humane Society understands the importance of spay/neuter services and is working hard to provide affordable and convenient options to the public.
Increased spay/neuter along with increased adoptions will lead the way to our goal of an Adoption Guarantee community where every healthy and treatable pet is assured a loving home.